WARSAW — The Lakeland Art Center & Gallery hosted its annual Spring Juried Show from May 5 to June 13. This prestigious show brings the best of the best artists from Indiana and surrounding states to Warsaw each year.
According to judge Terry Armstrong, this year was no different. While a difficult decision, the winning artists this year were as follows: Best of Show, sponsored by the Tucker Family Foundation, went to Terry Pulley for his abstract titled “Road Kill.” Artist Wesley Dallas Merritt won first place for “Lone Eagle,” second place went to Mike Kelly for “Pantone Woods” and third place was awarded to Sarah Creason for “Monhegan by the Sea.”
Several honorable mentions were awarded. Those winners are: Tom De Somer for “Upper Dam,” Mike Kelly for “Yellow Riot,” Ann Johnson for “Catch of the Day,” SP Hoffman for “Done with the Dunes,” Wesley Dallas Merritt for “Sweet Surprise,” Tom De Somer for “On Fox Lake,” Cheryl Ringler for “Butterfly Kisses,” Maeve Asano for “Cat in the Fiddle,” Bret Bailey for “Rough” and Emily Austin for “Eald Widu” (Old Wood).
The People’s Choice winner was Cheryl Ringler for “Thunder Run.” This award was sponsored by The Blue Pearl in Pierceton. A Purchase Award sponsored by Joanne Kolbe, Kolbe Law Office, went to SP Hoffman’s “Beach Bubbles.” Thunder Run and Beach Bubbles will be on display until June 28.
Lakeland Art would like to thank all those who support the organization. Your support allows LAA to continue bringing visual art opportunities and events to Kosciusko County.
To see photos of the Spring Juried Show winners, visit the LAA web site at lakelandartassociation.org.
LAA’s current exhibit is a combined exhibit with LAA and Heartland Photography Club. Heartland photographers brought in their photos, and LAA artists chose a photo and created their rendition of the chosen photo. These photos and artists renditions combine to form this joint exhibit. Both organizations have enjoyed this collaboration and hope the public will find it equally enjoyable. The public is invited to stop in at 302 E. Winona Ave., Warsaw, between now and Aug 1 to see this exhibit. There is no fee to enter the Lakeland Art Center & Gallery and view this exhibit.
It is the mission of the Lakeland Art Association to further the visual arts in Kosciusko and surrounding counties by challenging the creative spirit of local artists and community residents through visual arts education, the sharing of creative endeavors, and public exhibits and events. Contact the Lakeland Art Center & Gallery at [email protected], (574)267-5568 or (574)527-6342 with any question.